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Following the closure of its joint EMBA programme run with the Haas school at UC Berkeley, in California, Columbia Business School has launched a programme for the Americas - the US, Canada and Latin America. The programme will be taught largely in New York.

Haas announced in March that, following the closure of the joint EMBA with Columbia, it will run a single degree EMBA programme in San Francisco - the Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania also runs an EMBA there.

The Columbia programme, which will open its doors in January 2013, will be a 20-month programme taught in week-long modules over five semesters in New York, San Francisco and locations in Latin America. During the final two semesters of elective courses, EMBA-Americas students will be able to mix with EMBA students from Columbia’s other programmes. These include two weekend-format programmes taught in New York and the EMBA Global, which Columbia teaches with London Business School and Hong Kong University.

Columbia is not the first US business school to see the attraction of an EMBA programme that targets students from South America. The Kellogg school at Northwestern University launched an EMBA in Miami in 2006. The UK’s Manchester Business School also launched its executive-style Global MBA programme in Miami in 2010.


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